Microbial Biology and Pathogenesis (MICRO)

OVERVIEW FOR THE MICROBIAL BIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS TRAINING TRACK

The Ph.D. track in Microbial Biology and Pathogenesis (MICRO) prepares students for careers in biological research and teaching. This training program emphasizes the application of diverse approaches, including biochemistry, genetics, genomics, ecology, and imaging to address questions at the forefront of microbial biology. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged and supported by a diverse group of faculty from the Departments of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, Biomolecular Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolutionary and Ecology Biology, and Chemistry and Biochemistry.

nih UCSC's graduate  Program in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering is supported by training grants from the National Institute of General Medical Science and the National Human Genome Research Institute.